More than anything, their experiences highlight the increasing risk that workers across Maine can catch the coronavirus now that it has surged to record levels across the whole state.
That could allow the state to initially vaccinate some 12,600 people in groups designated as high priority — namely health care workers and nursing home residents — once the shots become available as early as mid-December.
The Bangor Daily News asked each county for its discipline records and discovered how incomplete they are, raising questions about what really happened, whether discipline is equitable and whether elected sheriffs are holding their staff accountable.
Although she recovered from the disease, she was never able to leave the hospital.
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